The iPhone XS and XS Max are already out, a iPhone XR arrives in a center of October, and a Galaxy Note 9 strike stores about a month ago. That should usually about hang it adult for new smartphones in 2018, right?
The China-only Vivo Nex S is one of a usually phones in a universe with an in-display fingerprint sensor. But that will change subsequent month. (Credit: Tom’s Guide)Oh, heavens no. Between this weekend’s iPhone XS/XS Max launch and subsequent month’s iPhone XR release, a array of other phone makers are going to what they’ve been operative on yet fear that their announcements will be buried underneath a metric ton of iPhone news.
We count during slightest 7 inclination from vital phone makers approaching to entrance in a month of Oct alone. Some have been confirmed, while others are possibly heavily rumored or poorly-kept secrets. Either way, with so many new handsets appearing on a horizon, we competence wish to wait a few weeks before plunking down hundreds on a new one.
October Phone Releases: Confirmed and Rumored Launch Dates
- LG V40 ThinQ: Oct. 3
- Nokia Phone: Oct. 4
- Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL: Oct. 9
- Razer Phone 2: Oct. 10
- Huawei Mate 20: Oct. 16
- OnePlus 6T: Oct. 17 (rumored)
- Honor 8X: Oct (date TBD)
The Heavy Hitters
The biggest phenomenon belongs to Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL, that are set to entrance during events in New York and Paris on Oct. 9. However, during this rate it doesn’t seem there’s many left for Google to announce. The incomparable 6.7-inch indication has been leaked to Russia and back, popping adult everywhere from a Toronto rail system, to a backseat of a Lyft somewhere in a U.S., to hands-on videos from mixed YouTubers in Ukraine. And in new weeks, we’ve even seen renders of a notch-less 5.4-inch variant as well.
CAD-based renders of a Pixel 3 and 3 XL. (Credit: MySmartPrice and @OnLeaks)The new Pixels’ many important improvements figure to be a beefed-up Visual Core picture estimate chip and wireless charging, along with a kind of unchanging spec updates you’d pattern from a new reward phone. If Google’s formulation anything else, we don’t know what it could be nonetheless — yet some of a year’s many groundbreaking new features, such as an in-display fingerprint sensor or triple cameras, approaching won’t make it to this turn of Pixels.
If we wish an in-display fingerprint sensor, your best (and approaching usually bet) will be a OnePlus 6T. The subsequent OnePlus flagship competence entrance as shortly as Oct yet could potentially trip into November, if OnePlus’ refurbish story is any guide. However, a teaser screenshot from OnePlus depicting a betrothed fingerprint sensor underline carried a date of Oct. 17, that competence yield us with a some-more accurate ETA.
A describe of a OnePlus 6T pronounced to have been combined by OnePlus. (Credit: WinFuture)The OnePlus 6T is approaching to be a Chinese brand’s initial device sole on a U.S. carrier, as a report from PCMag in August claimed that a phone would be nearing on T-Mobile someday in a fall. When it does, a handset is approaching to implement many of a same design, notwithstanding with a redesigned “teardrop” nick and a aforementioned new authentication method, that embeds a fingerprint sensor into a AMOLED display. Oh, and OnePlus is doing divided with a headphone jack, depressingly.
If photography is your initial priority, though, we competence be some-more meddlesome in a follow-up to Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. The association already introduced a “Lite” chronicle of a next Mate offering for a UK during IFA late final month, yet on Oct. 16 that device will approaching be assimilated by twin some-more absolute variants with triple-camera systems identical to what we saw on a Huawei P20 Pro.
A describe of a Mate 20, reportedly assembled formed on anxiety photos of a device. (Credit: XDA Developers)The P20 Pro employed a contingent of lenses, large picture sensors and AI-assisted estimate to consistently broach a best night photos we’ve ever seen from a mobile device, and we’re looking brazen to what Huawei is means to lift off with a subsequent iteration of a groundbreaking imaging tech. Additionally, a Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will offer a initial extended demeanour during a company’s next-gen Kirin 980 processor, that is approaching to overtake a Snapdragon 845 in certain respects while sketch reduction power.
Those are 3 large reveals for October, and that’s not even all entrance down a pike.
Huawei’s budget-minded Honor code is scheming a inheritor to a $199 Honor 7X, called a 8X. It’s already been announced in China, and saying as how we got a 7X on this side of a Pacific final year (and a 6X before that), we pattern Honor will offer a arriving era in a U.S., too. If you’re in a marketplace for an inexpensive phone yet don’t wish to scapegoat opening and features, we couldn’t do many improved than Honor’s X lineup in new years — and that creates a 8X a handset to watch.
Leaks advise a Razer Phone 2’s extraneous will demeanour roughly accurately like that of a initial Razer Phone, graphic above. (Credit: Tom’s Guide)Gaming hulk Razer is also all yet reliable to be delivering a inheritor to final year’s Razer Phone — an aluminum-clad savage of a handset with a 120Hz arrangement and Snapdragon 835 processor, strangely built off a skeleton of a Nextbit Robin of all devices.
Razer hasn’t reliable that we’ll see a Razer Phone 2 during a eventuality in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, yet come on — the invite has a observable conformation of a company’s stream smartphone. Coupled with all a leaks that have emerged over a final few weeks, it’s flattering protected to contend Razer is looking to plea Samsung’s explain of charity the best mobile Fortnite experience.
Given LG’s inclination to recover lots of phones in 2018, it shouldn’t come as a large warn that a association is scheming another flagship for a finish of a year. It’s not wasting any time building hype on what a device competence be, either; in mid-September, LG came right out and announced a V40 ThinQ would entrance on Oct. 3.
The LG V30 will see a inheritor on Oct. 3. (Credit: Tom’s Guide) After rolling out a V30 in November, followed by a V30S ThinQ and V35 ThinQ progressing in 2018, LG has mostly rehashed a same pattern and components by a few iterations. The expectancy is that a V40 will pierce about vital changes, maybe including a pierce to a triple-lens camera complement around back, twin cameras adult front and a notched arrangement some-more identical to a LG G7, yet regulating OLED rather than LCD technology.
Last yet not least, HMD Global, that manages a Nokia smartphone brand, will deliver something on Oct. 4, per Pocket-lint, that perceived an entice to a press eventuality in London. At this time it’s tough to contend what device or inclination will crawl during a festivities, yet a accord appears to be something new in a Nokia 7 series, approaching with Android One branding and program as many of a company’s phones have adopted over a final year.
We reviewed a Nokia 6.1 in a open and found it to be a surprisingly well-rounded and well-built handset notwithstanding a low price, so whatever a Finnish code is formulation could really good finish adult one of a best bill options of a arriving year — if a new phone creates it to a U.S., that is.
Got all that? Oct will be a busiest month a smartphone attention has endured in new memory, and it still could be overshadowed by a potentially outrageous proclamation in November. Samsung has teased a reveal of a long-awaited foldable Galaxy X handset during a developer conference, that kicks off Nov. 7.
If it seems like Samsung has been swinging a Galaxy X in front of us for years now, it has. Even if a device does see a light of day before 2018 is up, it confidently won’t go on sale until subsequent year, that is gearing adult to be truly exciting. Both Apple and Samsung will be on “tick” cycles of their particular flagships, that could outcome in vital redesigns. Add a launch of a initial 5G networks and concordant inclination to a mix, and Oct is commencement to demeanour like a preliminary to a fascinating 2019.
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